The Employment Relations Act 2000 requires that all employment agreements are in writing. Written employment agreements are essential in every business, and they are important for both the employer and the employee. And from 1 July 2011, employers must keep signed copies of employment agreements or terms and conditions of employment for all employees.
If a 90-day trial period is agreed between the employer and the employee it must be in the written employment agreement before the employment commences, or it does not comply with the law.
An Employment Agreement sets out the terms and conditions of the relationship between an employer and an employee. It documents the obligations they have to each other, the benefits they will receive from each other and defines workplace expectations for both. For the employer it is the key opportunity to clearly convey to the employee expectations of performance and behaviour.
The employee’s rights are largely protected by law, and these rights are restated in most employment agreements.
Our Employment Agreements
Use our standard Employment Agreement, or let us tailor the paperwork for your individual business needs. Our employment agreements are kept up to date with New Zealand law changes and trends in industry employment practices.
Also included with the agreements is a Property Inspection Report. This document should be completed with your employee if they are using employer-provided accommodation. Ensuring that this report is completed at the commencement of the agreement will facilitate the deduction of monies from wages to cover property damage or lack of maintenance. You can download a free copy of our Property Inspection Report here.
To enquire about our Employment Agreements: Phone 09 433 7346 or email your request to our office now